Fort Bend County judge encourages residents to get flu vaccine, COVID-19 booster

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Emphasizing the importance of flu vaccines and COVID-19 boosters, Fort Bend County Judge KP George received his flu shot on Thursday.

Judge George is encouraging Fort Bend residents to get their annual flu vaccination, as well as encouraging eligible residents to get their COVID-19 booster while supplies last. The vaccines will be administered by Fort Bend County Health and Human Services.

“It is very important that everyone has access to these vaccines and exercises their power to protect themselves, their family, friends and neighbors,” Judge George said. “Fort Bend County is rated as one of the healthiest counties of Houston’s eight surrounding counties as we pulled out all the stops to give our residents access to the COVID-19 vaccine during the peak of the pandemic and beyond .”

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Pregnant women should get a flu vaccine during every pregnancy. Flu vaccines given during pregnancy help protect both the mother and her baby from the flu. (See CDC for guidelines)

In addition, the CDC recommends that everyone stay current with COVID-19 vaccinations, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group. (See CDC for guidelines)

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